A-Rosa River Cruises itineraries are now bookable through Cruise Plus by Travel 2 thanks to a deal between the two companies.
The river cruise operator’s entire international programme for 2020 and 2021 can now be booked by agents through Cruise Plus by Travel 2 and combined with flights and transfers to create an Atol-protected package.
A-Rosa’s itineraries will also be featured in Travel 2’s soon-to-be-released Luxury, River and Expedition brochure, as well as its mini brochure created for the peaks booking period in January.
Lucia Rowe, managing director of A-Rosa River Cruises UK and Ireland, said: “This new partnership means agents will have yet another tour operator to choose from when selling A-Rosa.
“As Cruise Plus by Travel 2 is a B2B business that communicates solely with agents, it further reinforces our commitment to sell only via our trade partners.”
A-Rosa plans to work with Cruise Plus by Travel 2 to educate agents about its cruises and ships through a series of fam trips, staff training, ship visits and competitions.
Mark Henderson, senior product and commercial manager – specialist product, Travel 2 and Gold Medal, added: “We are excited to be working with the team at A-Rosa opening up an even wider product breadth for our agent partners.
“Cruising continues to be a standout success of our business and over the last 12 months Travel 2 has put real effort into further developing the offering. We’ve invested in new staff, signed up many new operators and are committed to getting the training right for our colleagues.”
Cruise Plus by Travel 2 has been operating for six years and includes brochures for both mainstream and specialist cruise lines.